The Sunday match proved to be a more difficult test as Walnut Creek played inspired soccer against the 2nd place Rage team. After Sasha Greenlee scored in the first half for Rage, Walnut Creek tied the game 1-1 just before halftime. The U19 White team took the lead again midway through the second half on a long goal from Kennedy Poplawski, but the Pheonix squad answered right back with a near identical goal from their top midfielder. However, after urging from their coaches Jose Iniquez and James O'Brien at halftime to come together as a unit, the Pleasanton squad seemed to catch a second wind down the stretch, tightened up on defense, and finished off a late set-piece goal to take the lead for good, 3-2.
On Nov. 6, the team will be fighting to finish league play in second place in a key match vs. Danville Mustang Flash.
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